Anthony Perrone, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

by | April 3, 2019

Education:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University Medical Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark NJ (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science, William Paterson University, Wayne NJ (2008)
  • Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ. (2003-2005)
  • Bergen Catholic High School (2003)

 
Certifications:

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (2013)
  • Sports Clinical Specialist (2014)
  • Certified in Graston® Technique
  • Certified in Maitland and Shirley Sahrmann techniques.
  • Certified First Responder/EMR
  • Published APTA Combined Section Meeting Abstracts:
    • Effect of preseason shoulder weakness on Kerlan-Jobe orthopeadic clinic overhead athlete scores in baseball pitchers.
    • Side to side difference in retroversion of the humeral head in collegiate pitchers. Is manual evaluation reliable as US evaluation?
    • Effect of strength and pitch volume on pre-season to post-season kerlan-jobe orthopaedic clinic overhead athlete scores in baseball pitchers
    • Presented case report titled Insidious Onset of Upper Extremity Paralysis in a 30 Year Old Female Recreational Athlete at CSM 2014 during “Complicated Patient” session.

 
What made you pursue physical therapy as a career?

My passion for physical therapy developed when I endured various injuries during my baseball career in high school and college at Seton Hall University and William Paterson University.  During this time, I learned a lot about the rehabilitation process and how physical therapists can play a crucial role in a person’s quality of life.  I loved how the profession requires a combination of anatomy, science, exercising, and always meeting new people and having the privilege to make a difference in their lives.

What do you feel are the most important qualities in a physical therapist? 

The most important quality of all is to be a great listener for your patient! Also, the best physical therapists have a unique ability to combine knowledge, clinical experience, manual skills and interpersonal skills to help guide their patients back to doing the things they love to do in life.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy exercising, swimming, spending time with family, trying new restaurants, cooking, and watching sports (baseball, football, basketball, soccer).